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Weekly Notes - 20 April 2023

While still in a strong feed situation, increasing lameness and the need to increase the rate of BCS gain to achieve our dry off targets we will move all herds to OAD milking today. At the same time we will lengthen the rotation by increasing inshed feeding and topping up with silage to meet intake targets.

Paddocks are being sequentially dropped out of rotation so they can be set up for baleage wintering and springers. With the re-randomisation of paddocks for next season the wedges are starting to look at bit busy. In addition to tracking paddock status on the main wedges we are also running a set of ghost wedges to make sure the new systems start next season with the same average pasture cover.

Winter crop grazing plans have been completed and baleage made at the support block this week.

Applying urine to the plantain plot trial to measure gaseous losses of nitrogen

Applying urine to the plantain plot trial to measure gaseous losses of nitrogen